Pine Tree Honey of Mount Athos
In the undisturbed pine forests of Kapsala and Giovanitsa in Mount Athos, the Athonite honey is produced every spring and autumn. Honey of pines comes from honey secretion and constitutes 65% of the total honey production in Greece. Consumers seem to prefer it, because it is not as sweet as the blossom honey. Honey of pines has a significant nutritional value due to the large variety of the substances that coexist in its composition. A special place is held by the trace elements, which are found in large quantities and makes the honey be characterized as a honey of high nutritional value. Sodium and Potassium also found in large quantities too. It does not contain the enzyme “katalasi” and as a result it has got strong antimicrobial properties. It also has an antiseptic action, helps in treating inflammations and acts effectively against cough and gout.